Jean Ger is the Civic Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator at Advancing Justice | AAJC, where she assists in the development, training, and engagement of individuals, organizations, and networks of potential volunteers nationwide to support community-based and grassroots organizations within our Community Partners Network. She is also responsible for helping execute Advancing Justice | AAJC’s community education, outreach, and advocacy initiatives focusing on local and state-level engagement.
Prior to joining the organization, Jean worked as a Trial Paralegal and Legal Operations Manager for the California Civil Rights Law Group, where she supported cases in litigation involving racial discrimination, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, religious discrimination, as well as other forms of identity-based discrimination and harassment. She has also served as a Climate Action Commissioner for the City of Petaluma, where she advocated for equity, climate justice, and community-led policies and programs in her local government’s response to climate change.
Jean is also an alumna of Urban Habitat’s Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (Class of 2020) where she underwent intensive policy training to advance social justice and to increase the political power and participation of low-income communities and communities of color in local government.
Jean holds a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in International Politics.